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Canadian soldiers gets military burial in the Netherlands 70 years after death during WWII

  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, center, watches a parade in Wageningen, Netherlands, Tuesday May 5, 2015, marking the 70th anniversary of the surrender of Nazi forces on May 5, 1945. A week of celebrations and remembrances marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands at the end of World War II. (AP Photo/Vincent Jannink)

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, center, watches a parade in Wageningen, Netherlands, Tuesday May 5, 2015, marking the 70th anniversary of the surrender of Nazi forces on May 5, 1945. A week of celebrations and remembrances marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands at the end of World War II. (AP Photo/Vincent Jannink)  (The Associated Press)

  • Relatives Glen Laubenstein, left, and his daughter Sarah Penton, right, place flowers near the grave of Canadian Private Albert Laubenstein during a ceremony at the Canadian War Cemetery in Bergen op Zoom, south-west Netherlands, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Laubenstein has found a final resting place 70 years after he was killed during the Allied advance through the Netherlands in the closing months of World War II. Laubenstein was buried with military honors. His remains were found only in June last year and his burial was one of the highlights of a week of remembrances and celebrations to mark Canada’s part in the liberation of the Netherlands. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)

    Relatives Glen Laubenstein, left, and his daughter Sarah Penton, right, place flowers near the grave of Canadian Private Albert Laubenstein during a ceremony at the Canadian War Cemetery in Bergen op Zoom, south-west Netherlands, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Laubenstein has found a final resting place 70 years after he was killed during the Allied advance through the Netherlands in the closing months of World War II. Laubenstein was buried with military honors. His remains were found only in June last year and his burial was one of the highlights of a week of remembrances and celebrations to mark Canada’s part in the liberation of the Netherlands. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Relatives Glen Laubenstein, fiftht right, and his daughter Sarah Penton, fourth right, follow a coffin bearing the remains of Canadian Private Albert Laubenstein to the grave during a ceremony at the Canadian War Cemetery in Bergen op Zoom, south-west Netherlands, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Laubenstein has found a final resting place 70 years after he was killed during the Allied advance through the Netherlands in the closing months of World War II. Laubenstein was buried with military honors. His remains were found only in June last year and his burial was one of the highlights of a week of remembrances and celebrations to mark Canada’s part in the liberation of the Netherlands. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)

    Relatives Glen Laubenstein, fiftht right, and his daughter Sarah Penton, fourth right, follow a coffin bearing the remains of Canadian Private Albert Laubenstein to the grave during a ceremony at the Canadian War Cemetery in Bergen op Zoom, south-west Netherlands, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Laubenstein has found a final resting place 70 years after he was killed during the Allied advance through the Netherlands in the closing months of World War II. Laubenstein was buried with military honors. His remains were found only in June last year and his burial was one of the highlights of a week of remembrances and celebrations to mark Canada’s part in the liberation of the Netherlands. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)  (The Associated Press)

Canadian Pvt. Albert Laubenstein has found a final resting place, 70 years after he was killed during the Allied advance through the Netherlands in the closing months of World War II.

Laubenstein was buried with military honors on Wednesday at the Canadian War Cemetery some 70 kilometers (45 miles) from where he fought and died in a battle amid canals and rivers to drive the Germans back east. His remains were found only in June last year and his burial was one of the highlights of a week of remembrances and celebrations to mark Canada's part in the liberation of the Netherlands.

Some 7,600 Canadians died in the Netherlands while helping to liberate the nation from Nazi oppression.